I Want To Live

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A PDF of “I Want To Live” by Thom Jones. From the story collection The Pugilist At Rest. Also featured in The Best American Stories of the Century.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →